"Twilight Samurai" from Japan took best feature and "Refugee" from the U.S. garnered the top doc at last week's 23rd Hawaii International Film Fest in the Golden Maile Awards category.
Israel's High Court of Justice has overturned the Israeli Censorship Board's ban of controversial doc "Jenin, Jenin" about the Israeli incursion into the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin in April 2002.
A clutch of attractive projects was presented at the fourth Ibero-American Co-Production Forum, a three-day mini-mart running Nov.9-11, aimed at launching pic co-productions between Latin America and…
Sundance Institute and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.) have named 12 finalists for the 2004 Sundance/NHK Intl. Filmmakers Awards.
"Secretary" director Steven Shainberg has made a deal to develop a screen version of "Word," a new novel by Coerte Felske.
Killer Films will develop a feature from Ariel Schrag's autobiographical comicbook of modern teenage life, "Potential," to be produced by company principals Christine Vachon and Katie Roumel and…
Juliette Binoche will join Richard Gere in "Bee Season," a Fox Searchlight family drama that is being directed by "The Deep End" team of Scott McGehee and David Siegel.
Adrien Brody and Natalie Portman have been offered roles in a biopic of war photographer Robert Capa, written and to be directed by Menno Meyjes ("Max").
Walden Media has acquired the rights to Adam Mortimer's as-yet-unpublished comicbook proposal "Biblionauts."
Helmer-scribe Konrad Niewolski's prison drama "Symetria" (Symmetry) is the only Polish film at Mifed.
The Chicago Latino Film Festival is accepting entries for its 20th edition, set for April 16-28 in Chicago. Fest accepts features, shorts, animation, docs and experimental films.